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accumulation

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Accumulation is the process of bringing things together. (noun) An accumulation of something is a number or amount of it that has come together over time. Examples: (noun) The process of salt accumulation in the soil speeds up under poor...

appendix

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Your appendix is a small part of your body that is attached to your large intestine. (noun) An appendix is a part at the back of a book that has extra information. Examples: (noun) It used to be common for children to die from a burst...

automatically

Type: adverb Definitions: (adverb) If something happens automatically, it happens without the need for a person to start it or do anything more. (adverb) If something happens automatically, it happens without the need for a person to start it or think about it....

commodity

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A commodity is a valuable quality or thing. (noun) A commodity is something that is bought or sold. Examples: (noun) Hope may become a very rare commodity. (noun) Modern advertising has turned women’s bodies into a valuable...

contemporary

Type: noun, adjective Definitions: (noun) Somebody’s contemporary is a person who lived at or near the same time. (adjective) If something is contemporary it is related to this time (now). Examples: (noun) Winston Churchill was a contemporary of my grandfather....

deviation

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A deviation is difference or movement away from a standard. Examples: (noun) Some classical music only allows for small deviations from the original style. (noun) There can be no deviation away from the contract. Synonyms: nouns: change,...

fluctuation

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A fluctuation is when something changes back and forth quickly. Examples: (noun) Every time a cloud goes past, there is a fluctuation in the amount of sunshine. (noun) The price of wheat stayed the same, but there were a lot of...

guideline

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A guideline helps you know where to go or how to do something. (noun) A guideline is a formal suggestion about how something should be done, but it is not a rule. Examples: (noun) Follow the guidelines to complete the drawing. (noun) New...

infrastructure

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) The infrastructure is the basic ideas and systems that support an organisation or a project. (noun) A place’s infrastructure is the basic public works such as roads, electricity & water supply, and schools, that allow it to...

minimise

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If you minimise something, you make it as small as possible. Examples: (verb) We are trying to minimise pollution by using bikes instead of our car. (verb) We should take all steps to minimise the risk of disease. Synonyms: verbs:...

restore

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If you restore a state, feeling, or ability that has been lost, you make that possible or normal again. Examples: (verb) Management has restored the extra vacation time. (verb) The government attempted to restore confidence by announcing...

widespread

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If something is widespread, it happens or exists in many situations or places. Examples: (adjective) There is a widespread belief that when we are born we are like a blank sheet of paper. This is generally not true. (adjective)...